A Place to Store Hope
Lucky Penny Piggy
to invite someone
to see a common object
through a new lens.
With history as a guide, let American Presidents and Politics inform the project.
A piggy Bank holds spare change,
Typically saved for special occasions.
The coins it collects include:
Quarters - Good for laundry or the Musee Mecanique in S.F.
Nickels - Store these for the apocalypse for melting and reuse
Dimes - Twice as expensive but half as valuable as the nickel
and Pennies - When found heads up,
IT'S GOOD LUCK!
The LUCKY PENNY
Avoiding misfortune is as old as time.
While superstitions may vary by culture,
the belief that Fate can be coerced is universal
(President + Superstition) (Piggy Bank) = ?
Obama loved basketball. Playing the court was his lucky talisman on polling days. Twice in 2008, he didn’t play - and in both games, he lost to Clinton.
“WE DID NOT COME HERE TO FEAR THE FUTURE, WE CAME HERE TO SHAPE IT.”
General Shape will be like a basketball
He was called “Dutch” as a kid because he was ‘cute and chubby’ with a dutch boy haircut. He used a psychic to set big events to coincide with psychically "good days."
“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.”
Truman was a superstitious man. He held such strong belief in a lucky horseshoe that he had one installed over the door of the oval office.
“AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IF YOU DON’T CARE WHO GETS CREDIT.”
Harry S. Truman
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McKinley wore a lucky carnation he'd give to kids, immediately replacing it thereafter. After passing one off, he was assassinated before replacing it in time.
“IN THE TIME OF DARKEST DEFEAT, VICTORY MAY BE NEAREST.”
Lincoln saw his death in a dream, via his reflection staring back at him. His assassination followed days later.
“MOST FOLKS ARE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE.”
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